About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) near Cooperstown
Just steps away from the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. At the head of Otsego Lake, a short drive away from the Dreams Park and all the museums and attractions of Cooperstown, enjoy this classic and exclusive location at a very affordable price.
Wifi, wide-screen Hi-def TV with premium cable, a great porch with barbecue: enjoy this spacious home on a large private property with family or friends. It's stocked with books, games and more.
A master suite with queen bed, and a two-twin bedroom, each with an en-suite bathroom, and a double and a single bedroom with shared en-suite bathroom, additional cot available. Full eat-in-kitchen and enormous loft-like great room with dining area, fireplace, piano and several seating areas.
Uniquely located on the only private property within the grounds of the Otsego Golf Club. There is ample outdoor room for games, parking or heading out for a hike or nature walk. The north end of the lake is a natural, protected wetlands with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. Or take advantage of offers for golfing packages for you and your group.
Double sliding doors open onto a view of Mount Wellington and the ninth green while a stone-paved porch wraps around two sides of the house which backs directly onto woods.
High ceilings and fans keep the house cool all summer, enjoying breezes coming up from the lake, and baseboard heat and radiators warm the bedrooms and bathrooms on cooler days. Air-conditioning window units in all bedrooms.
Available mid-May through mid-September. Please check our calendar for available dates.
Keywords: Phoenix cottage, weekly rentals, Cooperstown, Glimmerglass Opera, Dream Park, Baseball, Summer Holiday Rental, Golf, Otsego Lake, Self-catering holidays, cultural tourism
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Sophie Clarke
I am a garden designer in Spoleto Italy but I grew up on the property and went to school in Cooperstown. The beauty of the lake and hills here make it a natural garden.
Sophie Clarke purchased this Cottage in 1920
Why Sophie Clarke chose Town of Springfield
The property has been in my family for several generations and has been used as both a summer holiday retreat and a year-round home. It is both a peaceful place to immerse oneself in nature as well as a stimulating cultural center.
What makes this Cottage unique
Quiet days enjoying nature can be interspersed with world-class entertainment at the opera and visits to the fascinating museums of Cooperstown. And a stroll downhill brings you to the charms of the golf course, one of the 10 oldest in the US.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable and Relaxing
I stayed here with 3 other baseball Dads while our sons were participating in the tournament at Dreams Park.
This is exactly what I imagined when thinking about a cottage. It is old, quaint, very comfortable, charming, functional, beautiful, and you can't beat the location on both the golf course and the lake.
It is 20 minutes from Dreams Park, which never felt like a long drive and was very relaxing driving along side the lake.
If you are looking for a 5 star resort property, this isn't it. We grilled, cooked breakfast every morning, and had a great time in this spacious property. And, the owners couldn't have been more nice and responsive to our questions. All in all, extremely relaxing!
Thank you for your kind review, you have really captured the spirit of our place in your description: a comfortable, old-fashioned retreat we have created to provide the most relaxing possible stay for our guests at this scenic spot. We hope you'll return for future visits soon!
We have stayed @ Phoenix Cottage many times and find it delightful. The interior is freshened up w/ new slipcovers, etc, w/ out detracting from rustic charm and warmth.
Friends from New Haven, NYC and Wichita KS stopped in during our recent visit, and were so taken w/ the cottage. Wonderful place to entertain - casual, welcoming, just terrific. Our hosts were attentive and courteous.
A relaxing stay
This is our second stay at Phoenix Cottage, and once again it did not disappoint. Sophie and Hyde really make it feel like a home, not a rental. Look forward to another visit!
My family and our friend's family stayed here the week of July 4th. Our boys played baseball in Cooperstown and it was magical! The house is a beautiful 20 minute scenic drive to Cooperstown Dream Park! This house is great. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook with. The beds were comfortable!
Thank you for staying with us at Phoenix Cottage, it was a pleasure to have you and your friends and family as guests. We hope you'll return on future trips to the area soon!
Sophie & Hyde
Great cottage retreat!
We stayed here with friends while our sons played at Cooperstown. While it was about a 20 minute drive to the Dreams Park, it was a perfect place to relax and rest each day until we had to be at the ballpark again... was nice to have a quiet place to rest. This was such a beautiful area!!! This cottage had all the amenities we needed, lots of vintage charm and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Would highly recommend!
Thank you for returning to Phoenix Cottage again this year for your visit to the area--it is always a great pleasure to have guests come stay with us year after year--we hope you'll be back again before long!
very best wishes to you and your family,
Hyde & Sophie
This is a MUST STAY!
This charming cottage was perfect for our family and another family in Cooperstown for the tournament. It's a little further away than some of the other homes for rent for this purpose but by far was the best. All other players' families agreed. Situated on a golf course, the cottage (very large and roomy) is nearby the lake and the view from the property is gorgeous. Wildlife abounds (dear, fox, chipmunks galore) and the night sky exquisite. There is ample room for everyone and you'll feel like you really got away! This is a MUST STAY!
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Phoenix Cottage. We're very happy to know that you and your friends enjoyed your time here and were able to relax and take advantage of the position of the house in the countryside during your visit to Cooperstown. We hope you'll be able to return before long and send you all our best wishes until then.
Glimmerglass Opera 1 mile, Cooperstown Dreams Park 14 miles, Cooperstown 9 miles
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Security deposit $250; returned within 7 days of end of rental period.